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Steve Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, speaks with CBS News' Charlie Rose for a 60 Minutes interview in the "Breitbart Embassy" in Washington, DC, September 6, 2017.

25 Key Quotes from Steve Bannon’s 60 Minutes Interview

On Sunday, September 10, Breitbart News executive chairman and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon appeared on CBS News’ 60 Minutes for his first television interview. The following are 25 key quotes, both from the main interview and “overtime.”

The Hill: Trump Economic Advisor Tells House Republicans ‘You’re No Longer Reagan’s Party’

The Hill’s Jonathan Swan reports that during a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill, Donald Trump’s economic advisor Stephen Moore told House Republican lawmakers that “they now belong to a fundamentally different political party.” To the surprise of some in the room, Moore explained that the conservative party of Ronald Reagan has now become Trump’s new “populist working-class party.”

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Ex Aussie PM John Howard: The Case For Conservatism

John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia, has a fair claim to the title “greatest living conservative statesman”. This week, at London’s National Gallery, he was presented by the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE) with the Edmund Burke Award.

National Review: Working-Class Nationalists Crush Conservative Policy Wonks

I seem to have been writing articles about conservatism all my life. Not quite, but almost. The first such article for which I was paid appeared in print in 1969 in the Swinton Journal (which, not at all coincidentally, was the first magazine I ever edited.) The article had the uninviting title “The Direction of Conservatism,” and init I advocated educational vouchers, road pricing, flexible exchange rates, and many other good things from the handbook of classical liberalism.

Michael Walsh: Trump Isn’t a ‘Movement Conservative,’ But It Doesn’t Matter, ‘Because Movement Conservatism Is the Aberration, Not the Rule’

“I think a lot of the people who are making these comments that Trump isn’t a ‘movement conservative’ are absolutely right – but it doesn’t matter, because movement conservatism is the aberration, not the rule,” says Michael Walsh. “They don’t have quite a long enough span to have looked at this, to see that that Reagan era – which ended, by the way, with Bush I – was a very short, brief period of time in this country, that is not likely to come back in the near future, that’s for sure.”

What Donald Trump Will Do to the Democrats

There is much speculation about what Donald Trump’s nomination might do to the two distinct but entwined things — the Republican Party and the conservative movement. But it’s also a good idea to ask what a Trump candidacy, or even a Trump presidency, could do to the Democratic Party and its political factions.

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The Jacksonian Temptation: Trump vs. Cruz

Is America witnessing the re-emergence of “Jacksonian” politics? With increasing regularity, pundits are harkening back to the cultural and political movement that brought frontier General Andrew Jackson to the White House in order to explain the changes taking place in the Republican Party. The hero of the Battle of New Orleans is more relevant than ever, it seems.

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Craig Shirley: The Fall of the House of Bush

That plummeting sound you hear is the fall of the House of Bush. Unfortunately for the family, it is not falling silently into the woods and there are plenty of people to hear it and witness it and, in time, kick over the dead embers of Bushism.